Tour Down Under – stage 2 gallery

And on the second day of the 16th edition of the Tour Down Under, an Italian would win. Diego Ulissi of the Lampre-Merida team sped up the final hill of the 150km stage and over the finish line first. He held off a challenge from overall leader Simon Gerrans and the rider now ranked fourth overall, Cadel Evans.

Here is a collection of images from the second stage. (Click the photo of Ulissi below to open the gallery.)

 

  • Diego Ulissi wins beats Simon Gerrans and Cadel Evans to the line in stage 2. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • André Greipel before the start... after two stages, he\\\'s third on GC. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Rory Sutherland and his team-mates swap off on the way to sign on in Prospect. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Adam Hansen: king of the mountains after stage one. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Brian Cookson arrived in Adelaide on Tuesday evening, by Wednesday morning he was at the race chatting to another power broker of cycling, Andy Rihs. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Carlos Verona, in the white jersey as best young rider after stage one. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Drapac\\\'s spare bikes... Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Dan Jones, the man behind the Back Stage Pass series. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Jack Bauer. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Prosptect, host of the start. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Waiting for an autograph... Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Boy van Poppel, Will Clarke and Campbell Flakemore - the escapees of stage two. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • The peloton: 1:42 behind the escapees as it arrived in Stirling for the first time. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Flakemore no more... only two were ahead of the peloton at the start of the second lap. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Brian Cookson at the finish... Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Ulissi congratulated by an Italian journalist. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Sixth place for Richie Porte. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Cadel Evans: third in stage, up to fourth overall.

  • Lachlan Morton. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Simon Gerrans, still in the lead... Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Diego Ulissi. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • RIDE\\\'s subscription promotion with Focus... Photo: Rob Arnold

Author: rob@ride

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